As Tony Ward’s 70th birthday approached, his daughters Lisa and Debbie thought a balloon ride with Virgin Balloon Flights would be the perfect gift to celebrate in style at 3000 feet [caption id="attachment_639" align="alignright" width="254"] Lisa (left) Tony & Debbie Ward celebrating with VBF[/caption] in the air! Lisa (left), 42 from Scarborough and sister Debbie, 40 from Riccall, arranged the hot air balloon flight to take place from York Racecourse with pilot Martin collinson on Saturday 3rd of July, 2010. The early morning flight rose blissfully above York allowing the Ward family to see both deer in the woods and York city from the sky. “The flight was one of the best things we have ever done. It was absolutely perfect and the weather conditions were perfect too, as were all the team we met.” said Lisa “The whole experience will stay as a memory forever, including inflating and deflating the balloon and putting the balloon away – it was all really good fun!” she added. Pilot Martin, said it was great to have the Ward family on board celebrating Tony’s birthday. He gave a special mention to Lisa for her efforts in packing away the balloon and said Tony cracked a great joke ….

“The trouble with age is that you lose three things. First your memory and the other two I can’t remember!”

Happy birthday Tony from all of us here at Virgin Balloon Flights! If you’re looking to purchase balloon flight vouchers as a gift simply visit our website or call 01952 212 750.